Mattias Frisk and his collaborators never disappoint. Deimos Sanktuarium is again an interesting piece of death metal violence filled with obscure grunts painted in a horrifying atmosphere. They know as the best to hold the tension over the rolling bass lines and evocative guitar riffs. The doomy slowness in the songs makes Deimos Sanktuarium an album between doom and death metal. Melodic guitar solos create a false glance of hope in the dark ambience.
The mood is increased by several ads of chanting or choirs. Vi Föddes I Samma Grav is a perfect example. The creations of haunting voices fit perfect with the heavy riffs. Four of the seven tracks are in Swedish. Emotions and anger are at their best in the native language.
Profaned Is The Blood Of The Covenant starts very mystic and slow but emerges to haunting savagery. The guitars hail as hunted fearsome animals in the forests. The vocals scream like a grizzly bear in dusk.
Unearthly howls make The Silent Observer one of the best tracks on the album. The speeding of the guitars create an etheric aura. Mattias Frisk screams his lungs out while the vibrations of the guitar strings hypnotize you slowly into slumber. The song ends with doomy medieval voices.
Här Finns Ingen Nåd is the last track and brings old school death metal like the best. Deep frightening grunts kill all the light that is left. Strong berserk choral sounds will only make you to touch the repeat button.
Vanhelgd offers with Deimos Sanktuarium top quality death/doom metal. This release is available on cd/lp and digital formats. Deimos Sanktuarium deserves a place in every death metal collection. The fantastic artwork is by Mattias Frisk. Buy or die.